Do you relate especially well to Harry Potter? That’s no surprise! Mormons may not have Hogwarts, but we do have BYU; no Hogsmeade, but Temple Square; and no Diagon Alley, but City Creek Center.
Here are 13 Mormon moments in Harry Potter:
Copious Amount of Food
Green jello. Funeral potatoes. Mint Brownies. As Mormons, we love our food and tend to eat a lot, especially after Fast Sunday!
Big Mormon Families
The Weasley family of seven kids has nothing on us Mormons. Sometimes our family sizes have 12 kids!
Church Ball― It’s Dangerous!
Chances are that Jimmer Fredette, Steve Young, and other LDS athletes got their first taste of real competition at church.
Those Chaperoned Stake Dances
You went to the dance for that one person― and they’re with someone else!
Getting Summoned to the Bishop’s Office
“Oh, no! What did I do? Quick, say a prayer and repent― Oh, you’re just giving me a calling?”
Girls’ camp. Scout Camp. Ward camp-outs. Long story short, Mormons are experienced tent dwellers! We’ve been doing this since Lehi dwelt in a tent.
Receiving Your Mission Call
You are called to leave your world behind, step through the brick walls of the MTC, and into the missionary world for the next 18-24 months. You wish this is how your mission call came!
The Gift of Tongues
How cool would it be to say that you went to a parseltongue-speaking mission?
Opposite Gender Awkwardness
On the mission, you cannot, under any circumstances, flirt or engage in intimate contact. The fear of being hugged is real!
Is the Sword of Gryffindor Really the Sword of Laban?
Nothing can get past this piece of “exceedingly fine” workmanship. Not Voldemort. Not Satan.
With their cult-like behavior, the Death Eaters are most likely an offshoot of the Gadianton Robbers.
The Fight of Good vs. Evil
What does Harry Potter teach us about Satan and all things evil? They will be defeated.
“It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”― Albus Dumbledore
Dumbledore and the prophet have 3 things in common: age, power, and wisdom.
“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”― Albus Dumbledore
In reality, Harry Potter is a far stretch from the church or the gospel. Yet, it is very fun to compare the two, especially for us Harry Potter nerds! In what ways do you “liken” Harry Potter to Mormon culture and beliefs?